How to Remove Password From PDF - Save New PDF Without Password Lock - Windows Basics


Monday, January 4, 2021

How to Remove Password From PDF - Save New PDF Without Password Lock

Password-protected PDF files are commonplace. You may have received one from the bank or disposed of them at work.

Passwords are often used to protect sensitive information in a PDF document or to prevent someone from easily editing it. That's great - it's good to know who created the document goes a step further to protect your privacy.

The problem with password-protected PDF is that you need to enter your password every time you want to open a document. If you have multiple password-protected PDF files, securely storing and managing all those different passwords can be a real hassle.

If you've ever wondered how to remove passwords from PDF to make opening and sharing easier, read on.

The most convenient way to remove password protection from a PDF file is to open the file, then print it as another PDF file. The new PDF file won't be password protected, and you will be able to open it without entering the original password.

While this feature works in most free PDF readers, using a browser like Google Chrome is easy and works the same across all major operating systems.

1. Open the password protected PDF file in Chrome by opening a new tab and dragging the file into the browser. You can also right-click on the PDF file and choose Open with and Google Chrome, although this may differ slightly depending on your operating system.

2. You will be prompted for a password. Enter the password, then click the Submit button:

3. Once the document is open, bring up Chrome's print menu by clicking the print button in the upper right corner. Alternatively, just press Ctrl + P for Windows and Linux or Cmd + P for macOS
4. With the print menu open, make sure that Destination is set to Save as PDF. Then click Save in the lower right corner:
5. Rename the file if you want and save it.

6. Then, when you open the new file, you won't be prompted for a password:

7. Finally, store your new PDF file in a safe place. And be careful with whom you share it if it contains any sensitive information.


How to use Adobe Acrobat DC to remove PDF password protection
Although Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free PDF viewer for everyone, Adobe Acrobat DC is a paid application that offers advanced features for users who are constantly dealing with PDFs. This is also considered a more suitable way to remove security on PDF.
1. Open Adobe Acrobat DC. Click Open File.
2. Find the file you want to remove the password from and click Open.
3. Enter the password and click OK.
4. Click File> Properties.
5. Click Security.
6. Click the Security Method drop-down menu.
7. Click No Secure.
8.Click OK. Click OK one last time.
The password has now been removed from the file and you can click File> Save to save or do whatever you want with it.

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